5 September 2016 Last updated at: 7:07 PM
Frequent blackouts worry TNM
One of the country’s network providers, Telecommunications Networks Malawi Limited (TNM) has expressed its concern over the frequent blackouts that have hit the country.
According to Tnm’s executive director for Blantyre Davie Nyirenda, the blackouts are not doing them good since they are costing them a lot of money.
He said these blackouts are forcing them to be using power generators which cost money considering the fact that the generators use fuel.
“Electricity is vital for network companies like us and for sure we do rely on them for service delivery but with these blackouts it is not doing us good.”
“We all know that the blackouts are as a result of the lowering of the water levels in the Shire River a development that has seen Escom facing challenges in electricity production,” said Nyirenda.
He then asked the general public to work hand-in-hand in taking care of the environment in their respective sorroundings with the aim of dealing with effects of climate change.
Currently, a day cannot not pass without domestic and industrial electricity users across the country tasting blackouts, sometimes to an extent of reaching over 12 hours without electricity.